Great and Sudden Change
March 16, 2020
Great and sudden change.
An understatement as we traverse an unprecedented time in our history. The title of my blog is actually the name of an episode of Netflix's Anne of Green Gables, a series reimagining the classic book. It is a coming-of-age story about a young orphan who is seeking love, acceptance and her place in the world.
One, I highly recommend it, although I resisted the urge to watch it for quite some time thinking it was meant for kids. It was not. And while we have some time on our hands with social distancing, I think it's important to fill our minds with the positive and life lessons about thriving, growing and overcoming obstacles. And this little show is filled to the brim with optimism in the face of adversity.
The episode, Great and Sudden Change, resonates. You'll have to watch the entire series to understand but during the middle I heard something that I need to hear and that I know to be true.
From Francis of Assisi...
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
when there is hatred, let me sow your love;
where there is injury; pardon;
where there is discord, union;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
I know it is tough to break through the anxiety and get our minds in the right place to lead ourselves, our children and our community through this battle. But we must.
Along with my resiliently strong business partners, Kelli and Jeff (who helped me traverse through these past couple of days), there is another resource that I would like to share with each of you.
Our team has been fans for sometime of high performance coach Brendon Burchard. Yesterday, he released two coaching podcasts, free to the public, "Coronavirus: Fear, Focus and Forecasting."
I highly recommend listening to it. For the first time in 48 hours, my shoulders came down and I began to see the path forward tapping into the strength that I know I have to be a role model for my children, my business and my community. Please take the time to listen.
As we mentioned in our Facebook and Instagram post last Friday, our door are open as we continue to monitor the developments of the Coronavirus.
Our team is strictly following all of the CDC guidelines. We are committed to creating a safe environment at K. Renee, a home away from home. A place of calm, beauty and hope.
It is our purpose to help create home environments and personal style that bring joy and light into our clients lives and that will set the stage for our lives moving forward.
Our showroom space is vast and allows us to practice social distancing quite well. If it makes you more comfortable, we can visit with you via private appointments, the phone, FaceTime or computer. Whatever you need.
We can ship or deliver delectable spring refreshers for your home or you wardrobe. We plan to continue to share our hope and inspiration to you in our showroom, through videos, social media and this blog as we continue to navigate the future.
Jeff, Kelli and I want you to know that in uncertain times like these, we must be there for one another. That means open communication but also keeping our doors open and continuing to welcome customers with a friendly smile instead of a warm hug or handshake. While our behavior might temporarily change, we will continue to lead with our hearts and we will get through this together.
We also wanted to take a moment to acknowledge all of our frontline healthcare heroes that are the ones fearlessly in the middle of this battle. To simply say THANK YOU is not enough.
Not only going to work but heading directly into the core. Their dedication and professionalism must be honored by all of us doing what we can to fight Covid-19.
Stay safe and healthy friends,
Julie, Jeff and Kelli